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dc.contributor.authorHughes, David McDermott
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-10 03:00:30
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:48:28Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:48:28Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier625276
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31758
dc.description.abstract'In Energy without Conscience' David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. He examines the forces that render the use of fossil fuels ordinary and therefore exempt from ethical evaluation. Hughes centers his analysis on Trinidad and Tobago, which is the world's oldest petro-state, having drilled the first continuously producing oil well in 1866. Marrying historical research with interviews with Trinidadian petroleum scientists, policymakers, technicians, and managers, he draws parallels between Trinidad's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century slave labor energy economy and its contemporary oil industry. Hughes shows how both forms of energy rely upon a complicity that absolves producers and consumers from acknowledging the immoral nature of each. He passionately argues that like slavery, producing oil is a moral choice and that oil is at its most dangerous when it is accepted as an ordinary part of everyday life.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJK History of the Americas
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherClimate change (general concept)
dc.subject.otherHydrocarbon
dc.subject.otherPetroleum
dc.subject.otherPort of Spain
dc.subject.otherTrinidad
dc.subject.otherTrinidad and Tobago
dc.titleEnergy without Conscience
dc.title.alternativeOil, Climate Change, and Complicity
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1215/9780822373360
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oapen.relation.isbn9780822373360
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.place.publicationDurham NC
oapen.grant.number100689
oapen.grant.programKU Select 2016 Front List Collection
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Climate change (general concept) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_(general_concept); Hydrocarbon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocarbon; Petroleum - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum; Port of Spain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Spain; Trinidad - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad; Trinidad and Tobago - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_and_Tobago
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oapen.identifier.isbn9780822373360
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